The San Francisco Giants honored Jose Fernandez, who passed away over the weekend in a boating accident.
The team hung a custom No. 16 Fernandez jersey in the dugout and participated in a pregame moment of silence.
On top of being a beloved player with a reportedly infectious personality and love for the game, Fernandez was a fantastic pitcher. He leads the National League in fWAR and strikeouts per nine innings in his first full season back from Tommy John surgery.
Baseball Writers’ Association of America voters should do the right thing this fall and vote him Cy Young.
Dubs officially start season
The Golden State Warriors kicked off their first practice on Tuesday and Kevin Durant is still getting used to the trappings of a populated metropolitan area.
“I hit a little bit of traffic,” Durant told reporters, “… Wasn’t used to that in Oklahoma City.”
Traffic in the Bay Area? That’s almost as unsurprising as Stephen Curry returning to the Dubs after his contract expires after this season.
“I want to be back here,” the reigning MVP said. “I like playing here, and that’s it.”
Things could certainly change over the span of a season, but it would take a massive slip up by the organization for Curry to seriously consider leaving the Warriors.
Kap expresses distaste
More stating of the obvious: Colin Kaepernick, like most millennials, is not impressed with this year’s presidential candidates.
“To me it was embarrassing to watch that these are our two candidates,” the 49ers backup quarterback told the Bay Area News Group. “Both are proven liars and it almost seems they’re trying to debate who’s less racist.”
This upset both sides because Hillary supporters don’t want to acknowledge her record — what with the “superpredator” talk and Barry Goldwater support — and Trump fanatics despise Kap for existing.